The Trackman

THE TRACKMAN: Horses to watch at Happy Valley, October 30

The Trackman gives us three to watch at Happy Valley

Impeccable Fellow
Impeccable Fellow (A310) Race 4. 


This horse looked in grand order during his last three gallops, including a competitive piece with Navas on October 24. He took a one-length sit behind his stablemate before quickening nicely to level up. His final 200m split of 11.52s may not look flashy on paper but it’s the manner in which he quickened when riding boy gave him a nudge that caught my eye. Impeccable Fellow returns to his pet course and distance (1650m in race 4) after two Sha Tin runs over unsuitable 1400m trips and looks a serious player.


The Abraxas (C212) Race 5


This in-form five-year-old is a stylish worker and his major gallop last Saturday for race-day jockey Chad Schofield suggested a win is just around the corner. He went through the gears smoothly to beat Home Made by nearly four lengths and that workout showed he is finally finding his feat. The Abraxa, who arrived off good credentials from Australia, should be included in all exotic bets in race 5 over 1200m.
The Abraxas


Arcada (A240) Race 7. 


did slick workouts, including a gate dirt test with Stratchclyde on October 13, jumping well and always travelling to win by 3 lengths (200: 11.2), prior to his intended run where he was scratched at the gates on October 16. He has maintained that mode with a neat hit out on October 20 where he showed good finishing speed to clock 11.27 for the final 200m and a very quiet all-weather track trial. Tony Millard stable is going well and this fellow is drawn to get a good run under 10-pounds claimer Alfred Chan. He should give a good account of himself over 1650m.